John Ogden

M, #13612, b. 19 September 1609, d. 30 May 1682
Father*Richard Ogden1 b. 15 May 1568
Mother*Mary Elizabeth Huntington1 b. 1571
ChartsBentley (maternal side) - Phoebe Meredith Frey
Note*  He settled first at 'Ripowams' or Stamford, CT, part of the New Haven Colonies in 1641 with 30 to 40 other families from Wethersfield, CT; he is not listed in the original 20 Planters, but appears on the 1642 List of Pioneers; History of Stamford, 'John Ogden received on Dec 7, 1641 ten acres houselot, with woodland, like the first company. In 1642 he agreed with Gov. Kieft, of NY, to build a stone church for 2500 guilders. In 1644, he was a patentee of Hempstead, LI. In 1651, he was living in Southampton. He went into NJ with Gov. Carteret, and was a representative from Elizabethtown in the first assembly in 1668.' * From Hatfield's History of Elizabeth, NJ, p 64 -66 'John Ogden was at Stamford, CT, in 1641, within a year after itssettlement. He had previously married Jane, who, as tradition reports,was a sister of Robert Bond. In May, 1642, he and his brother Richard,both of them, at the time, of Stamford, entered into a contract with Gov.Wm. Kieft, Gisbert op Dyck, and Thomas Willet, of New Amsterdam, Churchwardens, to build a stone church in the fort, 72 by 50 ft, for the sum of2500 guilders, to be paid in beaver, cash, or merchandise; 100 guildersto be added if the work proved satisfactory; and the use of the company'sboat to be given the builders, for carrying stone, a month, six weeks ifnecessary. The work was duly and satisfactorily completed.' 'It was, probably, in this way that the two brothers became acquainted with the West end of LI. Early in 1644, in company with the Rev. Robert Fordham, Rev. Richard Denton and a few others, they removed from Stamford and settled Hempstead, LI, of which John Ogden was one of the Patentees. At the expiration of five or six years, not liking the control of the Dutch, with whom he had considerable dealings at New Amsterdam, and disgusted with the the cruelties practicedupon the natives, of whom scores, soon after his settlement at Hempstead,had there, by the order of the government, been put to death, he removed to the East end of the Island, to dwell among his own countrymen. In 1647, he had obtained permission, of the town of Southampton, to plant a colony of six families, at 'North Sea,' a tract of land bordering on the Great Peconic Bay, opposite Robbin Island, and about three miles north of the village of Southampton. Some two or three years elapsed before his removal, and the planting of the settlement at the Nort Sea, called, in the Colonial Records of CT and New Have, as well as in Nicolls' Grant, 'Northampton.' 'He was made a free man of Southampton, March 31, 1650, and was chosen by the General Court, at Hartford, CT, May 16, 1656 and again in 1657 and 1658, one of the magistrates for the Colony. He sat in the General Court, as a Representative from Southampton, in May, 1659, and in the upper house, May 1661, and afterwards. His name appears repeatedly in the new Charter of Connecticut (obtained, April 23, 1662, by Gov. Winthrop, from Charles II... see the New Haven Colony) as one of the magistrates and patentees of the colony; also, quite frequently, in the Records, both of CT and New Haven. He was held in high honor at home, being one of their first men.' During his residence at Northampton, Ogden, by fequent visits as a trader to New Amsterdam, had kept up his acquaintance with his old friends and neighbors on the West end of the Island. When, therfore, after the conquest, it was proposed to him to commence a fourth settlement, in the new and inviting region of Achter Kol, under English rule, he readily entered into the measure, and in company with his old friend, Capt Baker, purchased the interests of the Dentons and Goodman Benedict, and thus became, being a man of substance and distinction, the leading man of the new colony. He was among the very first, with his five grown boys, John, Jonathan, David, Joseph, and Benjamin, to remove to the new purchase and erect a dwelling on the town plot. He located his house, it is thought, on the Pint road, now Elizabeth Ave, near where Robert Ogden, his ggrandson, and Col. Barber, afterward lived.' 'He was appointed Oct 26, 1665, a Justice of the Peace, and Nov 1, one of the Governor's Council. In the Legislature of 1668, he was on the the Burgesses, from this town. To carry forward his improvements, he borrowed, Oct 9, 1668, of Cornelius Steenwick, the Mayor of NY City and a wealthy merchant, L191.5.0, 'one fourth part thereof to be paid in good Wheat at 4/6 pr Bushell, one fourth part in good drie Ox hides at 6 stivers pr pound dutch weight, one fourth part in good merchantable Tobacco at 4 stivers pr pound like weight and one fourth part in Good Corn fed fat pork well packt in casks and delivered at New Yorke at three pounds ten shillings pr barrell.' As security, he morgaged, April 29, 1669, 'a Certain Water Mill now in my Tenure or Occupation,' as the mortgage expresses it, 'near unto the Mansion or Dwelling House of Gov. Carterett in Elizabeth Towne.' 'The mill was located immediately west of the Broad St Stone Bridge, and with the dam across the Creek just above, was doubtless, constructed by Mr. Ogden; whence the Creek was frequently called, 'Mill Creek,' of 'Mill River.' The Governor's house was located east of the bridge, and north of the Creek, on the ground, latterly occupied by the Thomas House. 'Three of his sons, John, Jonathan, and David, took the oath of allegiance, Feb 1665, and were numbered among the original Associates.' pp 64 -66 * moved with others from Stamford to settle Hempstead, LI, NY in Nov 1644 and then lived at Southampton, LI, NY; some of these same men of these settlements and Easthampton, moved with John Ogden to establish Elizabethtown, NJ * in 1650 he was made a freeman and elected magistrate, he represented the town of Southampton in the General Court in 1659 and in the Upper House in 1661 * one of the founding fathers and influential men in Elizabethtown, NJ; an original Elizabethtown associate of 1664; received a 3rd lot right * member of the Governor's Council 1665, burgess in 1668, member of the NJ Assmbly * CNW I p134 -135 * History of Long Island by Benjamin Thompson, p 467 -472 * History of Elizabeth, NJ by Hatfield, pp 64 -66 * Note: Richard Ogden, the brother of John Ogden is not listed among the settlers of Stamford, CT, however he is listed as a freeholder in 1647 in Hempstead, LI. He later removed to Fairfield, CT. Another well know Ogden of this time period is their cousin, John of Rye, NY who married Judith Budd. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 Name: John Ogden Location: Elizabeth Town Account of goods delivered out of the estate of (Ð22.6.1 1/2), to Sarah Plum. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 1682 May 30. Inventory of the estate (Ð240 real, Ð176.14.5 personal); made by Humphrey Spening and John Decent. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 Essex Wills 1682 Sept. 19. Administration on the estate granted to his widow Jane. Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 N. J. Archives, XXI., p. 51 Calendar of New Jersey Wills, Vol. I 1670-1730 1682-3 Jan. 11. Account of what the widow Jane Ogden paid as administratrix out of the estate to Cornelis Stenwyck, John Budd, Gov'r Carteret, Mr. Goldsmith, Isaac Whitehead senior, Mr. Snawsell, Nathaniel Whitehead, Mr. Wilson, merchant, Mr. Strobridge, Capt. John Palmer for Mr. Winder, Benj. Price senior, Mr. Walker of Boston, John Warren, Jacob Molyns of N. Y., in all Ð224.15.1. Soon after his marriage, he sailed for America.1 
Birth*19 September 1609 John Ogden was born on 19 September 1609 at Bradley Plain, Southampton, England.1 
Marriage*8 May 1637 He married Jane Bond, daughter of Jonathan Bond, on 8 May 1637.1 
Death*30 May 1682 John Ogden died on 30 May 1682 at Elizabethtown, New Jersey, at age 72.1 


Jane Bond b. 1616, d. 1682
Last Edited14 Jan 2004


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